How to go from Fukuoka to Nagasaki ?
Seat and look at the great views
The route between Fukuoka and Nagasaki is served by the Limited Express Kamome trains. For great views of the Ariake Sea be sure to reserve a seat on the left-hand side of the train.
The Kamome train
What to see ?
An open air museum, the garden of the first western house built in Japan, that of a Scottish merchant, ThomasGlover, who was instrumental in the development of Kirin beer.
Open daily, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., ¥610.
Nagasaki Peace Park
The park, the Atomic Bomb Museum and Hypocenter Park is a sobering place to reflect on the events of 1945 and the huge loss of life suffered by the city. Open daily except December 29 to 31, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.,¥200.
About 20 km off the coast of Nagasaki is Gunkanjima ‘Battleship Island’, made famous in the James Bond film Skyfall as the inspiration for the baddies lair. A recently added boat dock allows you to land and get a little closer to what was at one time the most densely populated place on earth.
3 hours boat tours, around ¥4000. Reservations recommended on weekend and during holidays.
Learn more about Nagasaki with our Japan Experience Travel Guide.
Where to stay ?
S-peria Hotel Nagasaki エスペリアホテル長崎
5-35 Gotomachi, Nagasaki 850-0036
Tel : 09-5826-1211 / www.s-peria.com/nagasaki/en
500 meters from JR Nagasaki train station, this hotel provides modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. Convenient and modern.
Dormy Inn Nagasaki ドーミーイン長崎
Located right in frontof Chinatown, from Nagasaki Station take the tram for 6 minutes to Tsukimachi. From there the hotel is a minute on foot.
7-24 Doza-machi, Nagasaki, 850-0841
Tel : 09-5820-5489 / www.hotespa.net/hotels/nagasaki
Enjoy the hotels complimentary public bath
Where to eat ?
Kouzanrou 江山楼 中華街本店
Enter Chinatown from the Tsukimachi street car station, then take the first left and continue to the end of the street.
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Tel : 09-5821-3735 / www.kouzanrou.com
Nagasaki has the first Chinatown in Japan with roots in the 17th century, this is the best place in the south to get noodles
Nagasaki’s most famous confection, castella, in all shapes and sizes. Hakusuido is located on the street directly perpendicular to Shianbashi street car station.
Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tel : 09-5820-5489 / www.momokasutera.com